Don’t Let Fear Destroy Your Smile

Don’t Let Fear Destroy Your Smile

  • October 25, 2015

Don’t Let Fear Destroy Your Smile

Welcome back to our oral health blog.

At Gentle Dental Care, we strive to make dental solutions for the people of Plainville, CT pain-free and easy.

We hope that you will soon stop by our East Street office to see how we can help you keep your smile healthy and radiant.

However, if you’re like many Americans, it could be that one of your biggest fears is going to the dentist.

We won’t take it personally.

It is actually an extremely common phenomenon.

What’s more, it even has a name: dental anxiety.

Trust us, this can be a real problem if it gets in the way of you seeking the dental care you need.

But it isn’t insurmountable either.

You don’t have to lose your teeth, your healthy gums, or your general wellness to fear or anxiety.

At Gentle Dental Care, we offer sedation dentistry to our Plainville, CT patients who need a little help relaxing when they pay us a visit.

Sedation Dentistry Options At Gentle Dental Care

Just as your fears are real, so too is the field of sedation dentistry.

This is a serious attempt to ensure that folks can overcome any obstacles that get between them and their ability to maintain good oral health.

Nitrous Oxide

For some, dental anxiety is less severe.

You’re able to call our Gentle Dental Care office and make an appointment when you’re supposed to do so.

Then, once you’re getting ready to actually come here, your nerves kick in, and you have to force yourself to step foot on our property.

If this sounds like you, we can help you quickly relax with inhalation sedation.

For this method, we administer nitrous oxide to you via a small mask that rests over your nose.

You breathe normally throughout your procedure, and our team can regulate the amount of sedation you receive.

Oral Sedation

If you suffer from mid-range dental anxiety, you probably won’t go to the dentist unless something is causing you so much pain that there just is no other option left.

To alleviate this level of dental anxiety, we can supply you with oral sedation.

Oral sedation is a prescription sedative that our Gentle Dental Care team will give you to take, usually about an hour before your actual appointment is scheduled to take place.

Oral sedation is definitely more powerful than nitrous, and will put you at ease for the duration of your visit.

IV Sedation

Some folks have a severe aversion to the dentist.

If you know that you need immediate dental care but you still can’t even bear to think about coming here, you probably fall in this range of dental anxiety, and we can give you what is known as IV sedation.

IV sedation is a very direct method of sedation, and its effects will be felt almost immediately.

For this technique, a sedative is delivered directly into your bloodstream by way of an intravenous injection.

This will make you very relaxed, and able to get through even our most intense procedures.

Have No Fear

Your friends at Gentle Dental Care are not what you should be afraid of.

What you really should fear is what might happen to your oral health if you avoid your Plainville, CT dentist office for too long.

We promise to do everything in our power to put your fears to rest.

So, contact us to schedule your sedation dentistry appointment today!


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